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Old 08-08-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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August 8, 2012 - Floating Cities

When I was in 5th and 6th grade, I qualified for extra curricular classes to stimulate creativity and critical thought (but in high school they didn't put me on the college track - go figure). My favorite activity was learning about what the professionals thought would be the houses and cities of the future. And so, today I bring you Floating Cities of the Future!



The Seascraper is a green machine with a self-sufficient community of homes, offices, and recreational space.



The Plastic Fish Tower is a mixed use plastic recycling plant.



The Waterscraper is envisioned as a tubelike underwater residence and lab. Beaches, restaurants, a marina, and a dive center would cater to luxury-apartment dwellers and hotel guests.


(I wonder if kids would find enough entertainment without amusement parks and places to grind their skateboards. )
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Top one: Look for old ladies and too many children.
Bottom one: It has the futuristicly required helicopter, but no landing pad.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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I'm expecting something grittier.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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In the background of the bottom pic, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai was completed in 1999.

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As an example of old school architecture
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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I'm expecting something grittier.
Yeah. In a marine environment, just give it a month or two, and that gleaming shine will be gone. Those underwater ones especially. Barnacles and other growth will coat them.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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the bottom one looks like a mini version of what the city of Atlantis was supposed to look like (what? so I watch H2. Does that make me an Atlantean theorist? Yes, yes it does)

also - after finding out what ferry fees are for several islands off the coast of Maine - no thanks. I couldn't afford to get off the damn thing.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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This one is already for sale for a mere $680 million:
http://www.businessweek.com/articles...or-680-million
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:35 AM   #8
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All I can say..


Profoundly ughly.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #9
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looks like a big ol' tennis shoe
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In Barrie's play and novel, the roles of fairies are brief: they are allies to the Lost Boys, the source of fairy dust and ...They are portrayed as dangerous, whimsical and extremely clever but quite hedonistic.

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Old 08-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #10
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looks like a big ol' tennis shoe
Hence Diaphone Jim's first comment.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #11
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Has anyone hurricane-/typhoon-tested these things yet?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:53 AM   #12
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Yes but they can never find them when the test is over.
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